How to clean the ear canal of a dog.
Do you know? Dogs’ ears are prone to accumulate grease, dust, and moisture. If the owner does not clean them properly, dogs are prone to ear mites or other skin diseases. This article mainly introduces the cleaning of the dog’s ear canal.
Cleaning your dog’s ear canal is as important as cutting your dog’s nails.
The ear canal of a dog is easy to accumulate grease, dust and moisture, especially for big-eared dogs. The drooping ear shell often covers the ear canal, or the long hair near the ear canal (such as poodles, Pekingese, etc.) Cover the ear canal so that the ear canal becomes infected and inflamed due to poor air circulation and easy accumulation of dirt and moisture. Therefore, it is necessary to check the ear canal of the dog frequently. If you find that the dog often scratches the ear, or constantly shakes his head and swings his ears, it means that there is a problem with the dog’s ear canal, and it should be checked carefully in time.
The method of removing earwax is: if there are more ear hairs, put ear powder on the auricle and rub it gently, then clean the ear hairs with a hemostatic forceps; after the ear hairs are cleaned, a hemostatic forceps should be wrapped around the appropriate absorbent cotton to stain the ears. Water penetrates into the ear canal to clean. If it is dirty, you can repeat it several times. Finally, use a dry cotton ball to check whether it is clean. The pet’s ear canal is L-shaped and generally won’t hurt the eardrum, but don’t hurt the ear canal with too much force, twice a week. For inflamed ear canals, use targeted medicinal ear drops 2-3 times a day. In addition, the long hair near the ear canal should be trimmed regularly, and a cotton ball can be plugged in to prevent shampoo and water from splashing into the ear canal when bathing.